Review: Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon

Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon
Hannah's Rating: 5 out of 5 bookmarks

Editor's Note: Hidden Peril is Book 2 is the Code of Honor series. Read Hannah's review of Book 1, Dangerous Illusions.

I confess, after a miss for me on the first book in this series, I didn’t have super high expectations for this one, though I was intrigued by Kristin in the first book and was happy to read her story. Well, Kristin and Luke’s story is one you definitely don’t want to miss! I was caught from page one with the complex story that involves Syrian connections and Free Trade products. When Kristin’s sole employee is murdered, she and the police have to work to solve the crime with almost no clues to go on. Of course, the unpredictable nature of that sort of mystery kept me guessing—and turning pages on the double-quick. It’s very difficult to lay this book to one side in order to do other things! Before you know it, you’ll be reading “just one more chapter” as Kristin edges closer to mortal peril.

Characters
Kristin and Luke are very enjoyable folks to get to know and I enjoyed every minute with the two of them. It’s been a while since I read a book with a couple I liked this well. There are also the two stars of the other books in this trilogy (Colin from book one and Rick from book three) who take a major role as Kristin’s pals in the Treehouse Gang, as well as a few familiar faces from other series (for example, Mark Sanders from “An Eye For an Eye”).

Plot
Top-notch and probably one of Hannon’s best to date. Very detailed and easy to follow while at the same time quite difficult to guess.

Content
Kisses, noticing. I really enjoyed sitting back and getting a book that’s low-key in the romance department while still being quite authentic—and also doesn’t feature a sexual crimes mystery. After book one having a very intrusive amount of noticing (and an almost sex scene from the bad guy’s point of view) this one was just right.

Series
Yes, #2. While there is a bit of background on the character’s friendship with Colin and Rick in book one, it honestly stands on its own very well. The mystery and the relationship between Luke and Kristin are entirely new to this book.

Overall
If you like mysteries or thrillers, what are you waiting for? This one is a real winner and one I am happy to recommend to all ages.





Hannah Gridley has been a dedicated bookworm since the age of 4.  By day she works for a local nonprofit; in her spare time she works in a bookstore, teaches music, plays violin in two local orchestra groups and in her church, and enjoys hiking.  Favorite reading genres include Christian, historical fiction, suspense, and vintage/classic novels.  When she isn't working, writing, or reading, she spends money adding books to her home library or collecting fountain pens and fancy inks.






Disclosure: We received a free copy of this book from the publisher for review.

Hannah Gridley

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